Psychotherapy and the Everyday Life
A Guide for the Puzzled Consumer
This book helps the patient of psychotherapeutic intervention to stay with the therapy beyond both the initial satisfactions and the initial frustrations that the process entails. It serves as a guide for patients of psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Resisting therapy; or every reason in the world not to go into therapy -- The dynamic unconscious and the resistance to therapy: a mini-introduction to Freud’s theory of mind -- Accepting the gift of therapy: resistance revisited -- The dynamic unconscious speaks -- Speaking your own mind; or why words matter -- Transference; or the performance of your life, Part I The clinical experience of psychotherapy: what it feels like, how it works -- Transference; or the performance of your life, Part II -- The listening cure: the therapist speaks at last -- Neurobiology and the “value” of the talking cure -- The psychotherapeutic couple: where we are after therapy; an afterword